Doctor Claims Late January Payments from DoH Is Not Due to Covid

Doctor Claims Late January Payments from DoH Is Not Due to Covid

- A local doctor took to social media to speak out about state doctors being notified of a late January pay

- Robert Kieser stated that the reason they would be receiving late is due to the Covid-19 pandemic

- Kieser also mentioned the fact that student have started their internships and have rent and students loans that need to paid

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Robert Kieser took to Twitter to share that state doctors recently received the news that they would receive their January pay later than usual. According to Kieser's tweet, the state said the delay in payment is due to Covid-19.

Kieser added that doctors had previously not been paid on time, even before the pandemic. Adding to his initial post, Kieser spoke about students who have started their internships. He said that January is a particularly tough month for them, financially.

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He explained that students have both rent and student loans that need to be paid.

Dr, claims DoH will delay Jan payments

This SA doctor called out the Department of Health online with regards to state doctors receiving a late January pay. Image: @RobertKieser
Source: Twitter

Take a look at Kieser's tweets below:

Below are just a few of the responses Kieser's tweets received:

@TKagee replied:

"Totally normal, Rona ain't got s*** to do with poor administration: simply a result of no consequences for dereliction of duty. Remember it could be worse, your colleagues at RMS Kimberley were only employed on the 11th hour..."

@Rolf_Endres said:

"Everybody looking forward to entrusting @DrZweliMkhize with all our cash? I’m not."

@nursenancy51 wrote:

"What I've been saying all along. DOH has been broken for decades, and frontliners putting themselves out there are not even being PAID on time. DISGUSTING!"

@CandiceLeeKan commented:

"NHI is gonna be great, NOT!"

In other news about medical professionals in SA, Briefly.co.za recently reported that the national government proposed that doctors and nurses working in clinics should not get the vaccine first.

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KwaZulu-Natal MEC Nomagug Simelane-Zulu revealed this during a briefing and said that the KZN provincial government did not agree with the plan.

She said that when people get sick, their first port of call is the clinics which expose the staff working there to diseases, particularly Covid-19 according to The Witness.

The government will be receiving its first batch of one million vaccines which will be followed up by a further 500 000 doses which would be used to vaccinate the country's 1.2 million frontline medical workers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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